The core of this site is a collection of plant portraits, covering the propagation, growing, harvesting, storing and eating of individual plants used in forest gardening. The Plant Portrait feed in the main menu above or the list of plants in the right sidebar (at the bottom if you are using a mobile phone) lead to articles on the species and techniques used in forest gardening, or use the Search box to find a species. The Plant Lists menu item gives information on many plants in table form, while the Get plants menu gives some pointers on where to get forest garden plants from and my own trade list.

Forest gardening

If the whole concept of forest gardening is new to you, there is a potted explanation here. The Methods feed is where articles about forest gardening methods end up, and the forest garden log and my Facebook page are where I put periodic updates on my observations and experiments in the forest garden that aren’t quite complete enough for a full article but still might be useful.


The forest garden also has its own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scottishforestgarden.


I also run courses in forest gardening. These depend both on my time and on demand. I don’t have anything arranged yet for 2019, but if you are interested in a course, drop me a line and let me know what you are looking for.

day lily

day lily – great in soup and stir fries